Department of Emergency Management Opens Shelters for Residents Who Have Experienced Flooding
Oahu residents in need of emergency shelter due to flooding and high winds can go to:
· Waialua High School Cafeteria
· Waianae District Park
Shelters at these locations will be managed by the American Red Cross. Residents evacuating to these shelters are advised to bring the following items with them:
- Water - One gallon of water per person per day for five to seven days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food - Non-perishable food that does not require cooking to consume. Popular local foods such as Spam, corned beef and Vienna Sausages are handy.
- Eating Utensils – Plates, mess kits, forks and chop sticks. Don’t forget a can opener for canned foods.
- Radio - Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Light - Flashlight and or a portable fluorescent light and extra batteries
- First Aid – Get a good kit and consider taking a certified First Aid Course.
- Sanitation - Moist Towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Maps - Local area maps
- Prescription Medications – Special medications and glasses
- Baby - Infant Formula and diapers
- Pets - Pet food and extra water for your pet
John M. Cummings III
Public Information Officer
(808) 723-8957 Office
(808) 499-7937 Cell